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1970.1310.1194 (RS212270)

Description

Large earthenware mug. Red transfer printed scene with two men standing atop a representative map of Europe. The man at left, "The Governor of Europe," wears a bicorne hat and has a sword at his side, "dancing" on the mainland section of Europe. The man at right is half his size but also has a sword, standing atop Great Britain and pointing downward at it. With lengthy inscriptions (dialogue between the two men).

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"THE GOVERNOR OF EUROPE Stoped [sic] in HIS CAREER." (Red transfer print.)
"Ah you tam John Bull / You have spoil my Dance, / You have ruin all my Projects." (printed)
"I ax pardon Master Boney, / but as we says Pans of Pompey / we keep this little spot to ourselves, / You must not Dance here / Master Boney."
[map names] "Germany / Holland / Switzerland / France / Italy / Great Britain / Ireland / British Channel"
Material
earthenware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Drinking Vessels
Descriptive terms
earthenware
Mug
mugs
transfer printing
Dimensions
6 (H), 3 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.1310.1194
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
44357

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